Since 2008, our students' exploration of their Jewish identity culminates in eighth grade with a whirlwind two-week experience in Israel. This trip provides students with hands-on learning that deepens their connection with Israel and Jewish culture. From the iconic sites of Jerusalem to the warm hospitality of our partnership region of Sovev Kinneret, this is the most powerful Jewish learning experience at MJDS.
Every eighth grade class that travels to Israel publishes a travel blog that chronicles their experiences. Follow their journey on the blog:
It doesn’t feel real! I just pinched myself and it still doesn’t feel real!
- Eighth grader Daniella S., on the Israel trip